Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Philadelphia Heritage Art Ensemble "Crossing The Bridge 2"
The city of Philadelphia has contributed numerous outstanding jazz musicians over the course of many years. This superb sextet is led by trumpet master Fred Adams. The trippy thing is that these guys succeed in combining the bop tradition with a wholesome lyricism and first class arranging. Of the seven selections heard here four are Adams originals. The solo work is always ear-catching, distinguished and often quite unique. For the record two of the remaining tunes are from the great tenor hero Hank Mobley, and the remaining one is by trumpet icon Lee Morgan. The Philadelphia Heritage Art Ensemble may be traveling a familiar road but they find fresh and new ways to take us on their journey.
Heritage Sound; 2018; times not indicated.